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Canada’s Energy Future Must Be Guided by Credible 1.5°C Scenarios
The Canada Energy Regulator has been directed to model the country's energy transition in a way that aligns with the Paris Accord goal of keeping global warming within 1.5°C. This is a first, and it's a key opportunity to help decision-makers prepare for radically different global energy markets.
The Road to Sustainable Transport Infrastructure: Why cost-benefit analyses need to integrate gender
Using a case study in Coimbatore, India, we explore how and why gender considerations should be included in transport infrastructure decisions and the cost-benefit analysis process.
IISD Trade and Sustainability Review, Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2023
From the impact of AI to agricultural fertilizers, this issue of the IISD Trade and Sustainability Review covers a range of policy issues at the intersection of trade and sustainable development.
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Why Canada Needs to Plan for a Steep Decline in Global Oil Demand
This analysis demonstrates that Canada can expect global oil demand to permanently decline in the very near term, as electric vehicle uptake and other societal changes pick up speed.
Preparing Financing Strategies for Adaptation: Emerging good practices
Amid a growing interest in the preparation of financing strategies for adaptation, new research aims to unpack what the scope of these strategies should entail, what constitutes good practices for their development, and whether these strategies are truly effective.
Why Canadian Liquefied Natural Gas Is Not the Answer for the European Union’s Short-Term Energy Needs
This investigation shows that Canadian LNG infrastructure would come too late to address Europe’s energy security needs and offer little benefit to Canada’s economy.
What We Heard From the Global Stocktake's First Technical Dialogue on Adaptation
The Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement is now underway. At its first Technical Dialogue in Bonn in June 2022, what did participants say about climate change adaptation and what does it mean for global adaptation ambition?
The Legacies of the Stockholm Conference
Fifty years after Stockholm, we face a triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution.
Disaster Risk Reduction in an Unstable World
Successful disaster risk reduction requires both top-down, institutional changes and strategies and bottom-up, local, community-based approaches.
The Roots of Forest Loss and Forest Governance
If lessons from past failures on deforestation are learned, forest protection could play a major role in reversing both climate change and biodiversity loss.
Pathways to Sustainable Cities
Urban planning needs to be inclusive and responsive to the needs of local communities and build on participatory approaches that foster the engagement of marginalized actors.
Indigenous Peoples: Defending an Environment for All
International environmental negotiations need to go beyond tokenistic participation of Indigenous Peoples to a genuine integration of their worldviews and knowledge.
A Warming Arctic is a Warning for the World
To protect the Arctic, stronger and broader local, national, and international measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must be implemented.